1. This past week, Max called me by his teacher’s name a few times. It was so cute! I remember calling my teacher “mom” in kindergarten and getting so embarrassed. But it’s adorable.
2. Sourdough pancakes!! Totally make these this week. My sourdough starter is still going strong.
3. Have you started holiday shopping yet? I actually have, which is super early for me. My gift guides will be coming in a few weeks! I think this is my tenth year for them!
4. So some exciting news – we are in the process of building of house. Do you want a home series on this? IG stories, blogs? What is one dream thing you wish you could have in your house?
5. Barefoot in quarantine. I love.
6. TV things!! Okay, who watched The West Wing reboot? I watched it and was thrilled, obviously, to see the cast back together. I was disappointed that it was a remake of a previous episode though? I thought we were getting a flash forward!
7. UMMM also, did you see that Dexter is coming back?! Insanity. Pretty sure I documented my Dexter binge watching on Tuesday Things a decade ago.
8. 10 things to do when you’re feeling unproductive.
9. I finished Mariah Carey’s memoir and it was so incredible that I had to tell you about it before my month end reading post. OMG. I might deem it the best book I read all YEAR. Yes. Make sure you listen to it, because she narrates it.
10. How much leopard print it too much leopard print… mine and Emilia’s wardrobes are out of control.
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If you do decide to share your house progress please put it on the blog. It’s easier to reference and gives people access even if they don’t have the socials!
This is such a small thing but one thing I loved when traveling to Washington was that nearly every Aibnb had a heated air vent in the bathroom. Perfect for showers on a chilly morning. Maybe those are common where you are, but I live in MD and had never seen one!
um WHAT? I NEED THIS! I live in Pittsburgh too and they definitely aren’t common (ok maybe in new constructions but we have a lot of old, drafty houses here, including mine).
House series on the blog yes yes! Congratulations!
Oh my gosh, yes to house-related content! Congrats, so exciting!
We moved into our house 10 years ago and have redone every room almost. We love that every bathroom has it’s own linen closet.- so handy. And when we redid the kitchen, we put in one of those huge and deep stainless sinks. I could wash the world’s biggest soup pot, etc. in it and just love it. I also have a large place in the kitchen for all of my cookbooks. Also – definitely plan on having a very large pantry. This is so exciting for your family and I wish you good choices and fun planning.
Congratulations on your build! That’s so exciting!
Um, I love all things house! I would say beware of too much open concept living. Ours is just about right — the kitchen, breakfast nook and family room are open, but separate from the entry and office and living room. Kitchens are noisy and as your kids get bigger, the noise increases. There’s nothing worse than trying to watch a show while someone is doing the dishes, etc
Oh yes, yes , yes to a a home building series. I am an HGTV home makeover addict and just love watching kitchens and bathroom makeovers and all the possible choices. In another life, I would have chosen renovation of older homes as a career. I have renovated a few fixer uppers to live in but being able to constantly do it would be such fun.
Congrats…you get to build your dream kitchen!
home sweet home series for sure!! extra attention on the kitchen, bc I know it’s going to be incredible. Congrats!
I would love a house building series!! Congratulations!! Definitely vents (a/c—I’m in Florida) in the bathrooms! When I taught, many of the children called me “Mom”. They would always be embarrassed when it would pop out of their mouths (5th graders). I always told them that the best compliment they could ever give me was to call me “Mom”! Now, my last couple years of teaching, I was called “Grandma” a few times!!! I was still nice about it, but that stung!! 😊
I’m in the middle of building a house, too!! I would LOVE to see what you’re going to do! All of the updates please!
Yes please to home updates! I love getting inspiration for our future home build (in like 20 years LOL).
Yes x1000 to a home series! I love seeing home builds (and remodels). I’ll catch them on either your blog or IG stories.
Two things I wish my current house had: in-floor heat in the master bathroom and a laundry room located on an outside wall. Our laundry room is located toward the center of the home. The dryer vent has to run 20-25′ to get to the outside. It’s not at all ideal.
Another yes for house updates! We’re going to start building at the beginning of the year so I am so into following what everyone else is doing! :)
Congrats on the house build. Would love updates. Did you finally convince Eddie you could live in the woods?! LOL Too much leopard print is in the eye of the beholder, unless your wearing like a LOT of leopard print at once and umm I don’t think its a good idea :-)
Congrats on the house! We’ve done new builds and gut jobs. . . and we enjoy the process. Some people hate it, and it is fatiguing (we did a lot of the work ourselves), but we enjoy engaging in the process. ;) I love pull-out drawers for dishes, rather than regular cabinets with doors. Putting some lighting at the bottom of an island can be a nice way to illuminate a room, without a glare.
I also think we’ve moved to a very functional concept for our house. . . the trend is to have a larger bedroom + bath, but we’ve moved more toward smaller bedrooms, and a bigger focus on group spaces and doing the outdoor areas – b/c our family is mostly an outdoor family, and we don’t care for the modern trend toward separate spaces. But that’s kind of a philosophical approach to architecture. ;)
1. I watched The West Wing thing twice, and I loved it. The way they slid right back into the rolls with the same mannerisms and cadences to their speech – it was perfection and I loved every minute of it. Barlet Forever.
2. PLEASE do a home building series!!! My husband and I talk about this all the time, and I would LOVE to see what it takes/how it goes.
*roles (apparently I’m hungry)
Yes ! Would love to see how series ! how exciting!
As for Dexter – I missed it in Real time
And have been binging on it this year and I love it so much…
Congrats on the home build! We built our dream home 7 years ago, and continue to tweak it. It was so stressful, but so worth it! My main piece of advice is to take a lot of time to truly consider how you will use each room, and while budgets are important, if you’re only doing it once, make the splurges that you can now. Our great room, which is my favorite room in the house, was designed with Christmas and my massive collection of books in mind. It has custom floor to ceiling shelves that fit all my books (and holiday decor during those seasons), cabinets & drawers to hide away the kid’s clutter, plus easily accommodates the massive 12 foot tall real Christmas tree we buy each year, and has the perfect mantle to decorate and hang stockings from. Also if you have more than one fireplace, consider doing one gas and one wood. We did, and I love that we have both options. Gas for work-free weeknight and all day fires in the family room that connects to our kitchen, and wood in the Great Room for holidays and chilly weekends.
Yes please to the house build updates and I agree with others that the blog is best! I am about to start building a house too and its always nice to get ideas from others.
What is wrong with you? Of COURSE we want a house series! Congratulations!
And super excited as always for your gift guides this year and upcoming Thanksgiving series. I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the first time since I was 22… with ALL of my family at our new house. Send wine.
We would love to see a house series! Congratulations!
When we redid our master bathroom, my two requirements were a heated floor and a heated towel rack (seeing as we live in Minnesota where it is currently snowing pretty hard….)!
Congrats on the house, that is so exciting!! I would love to hear about it, and would probably prefer to check on it here (but would honestly read it anywhere!). I would love to hear how the pandemic has affected the way you are planning this new house – and of course lots of info on the kitchen and planning of it!!
congrats on the new house!! so exciting! would definitely be interested in updates here on the blog about it!
YES to all things house!! So happy for you guys! xo
Uhhmmm YES to a home series!!! I am quite a few years off a home build, or even a house, but LOVE following people’s home building journeys! Also loved that Barefoot piece. The best.
All the house content!!
yes on the home series!! instagram stories and blogs please! this is so exciting!!
Pretty please post about your house building on the blog!!
YES to a home building series on the blog! So exciting! I recommend heated floors in the master bath and a gigantic mud room with built in cabinets all the way around. You can sort and shred your mail, unbox your packages, etc, have whiteboards and calendars on the wall and it all stays out of the rest of the house! Good luck!
Yay for gift guides and a huge YES to all the new house news – super exciting – congratulations!
We built our home 15 years ago when our kids were little and a piece of advice I have for you is to plan your spaces for big kids, not littles. Everything from bedroom sizes, closets, mudroom (especially the mudroom!!) and work spaces feel bigger when your kiddos are little, but they get bigger and all of their stuff gets bigger (hello, hockey equipment!) My other piece of advice is twofold -it’s tempting, but do not scrimp on the things you cannot see – quality plumbing, framing, windows, electrical systems, soundproofing, insulation etc – do it right and you only pay once and, keep the things that are hard/expensive to replace timeless and the easy things trendy – flooring, countertops, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds & mantles, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, builtins = timeless -paint colors, lighting fixtures, cabinet hardware, window treatments, area rugs, furnishings = trendy. Enjoy the process and keep us posted!
I dropped my two year old daughter off at daycare the other day–she was wearing leopard shoes and I was wearing a leopard mask. One of the other parents at drop-off commented, “it’s so cute that you matched your mask to her shoes!” I had to think for a second what he meant. I realized and responded with “Oh, we both probably wear at least one leopard print item every day.”
Yes for the home building series!!
Yes! Please have a home series! My fiance and I are house searching after living in apartments for years. I can’t wait. Also, there is no reason to limit leopard in your wardrobe. It’s 2020. There are no rules!!
Congrats on the new house! Definitely recommend heated bathroom floors, especially in the master bath and I recently heard about a “Costco” door – an entry from your attached garage into your pantry to unload all your groceries and whatnot. Wish that idea could work in our house. Another vote for a series on the blog vs. IG so we can reference back to it. So exciting!
Did the home series ever happen? We’re hoping to build in about a year and would love to get some ideas, especially for kitchen design/storage.